Maputo, known also as Lourenço Marques, is the capital and largest city of Mozambique. It is known as the City of Acacias, trees commonly found along its avenues. Famous for the inscription ‘This is Portugal’ on the walkway of its municipal building. Today it is a port city on the Indian Ocean, with its economy centered around the harbour. Coal, cotton, sugar, chromite, sisal, copra, and hardwood are the chief exports. The city manufactures cement, pottery, furniture, shoes, and rubber.